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Understanding The Bible,9780767405935

Understanding The Bible

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9780767405935

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0767405935
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Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
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McGraw-Hill College
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Table of Contents

Preface iii
List of Boxes, Tables, and Illustrations
xii
Questions Readers Ask About the Bible A Survey of Biblical Topics and Themes
1(50)
The Biblical God and the Covenant People
1(24)
Bible Writers, Manuscripts, and Translations
25(9)
The Canon of the Hebrew Bible
34(7)
The New Testament Canon
41(4)
Ways of Studying the Bible
45(6)
PART ONE THE HEBREW BIBLE: Tanak, or Old Testament 51(483)
History and Geography of the Near East
53(29)
The Ancient Near East
53(23)
The Promised Land
76(4)
Approaching the Bible
80(2)
The Torah (Divine Instruction)
82(62)
A Summary of the Torah Story
82(2)
Mosaic Authorship of the Torah
84(1)
The Documentary Hypothesis
85(4)
Some Scholarly Modifications of the Documentary Hypothesis
89(3)
Major Themes in the Pentateuch
92(2)
Some Literary Forms in the Pentateuch
94(3)
Genesis
97(19)
Exodus
116(14)
Leviticus
130(3)
Numbers
133(4)
Deuteronomy
137(7)
The Prophets (Nevi'im) I The Deuteronomistic History
144(45)
The Deuteronomists' Theory of History
144(2)
Major Events and Their Meaning
146(1)
Observing the Order of the Hebrew Bible
147(1)
Joshua
148(7)
Judges
155(6)
1 Samuel
161(4)
2 Samuel
165(6)
1 Kings
171(4)
2 Kings
175(14)
The Prophets (Nevi'im) II Collections Attributed to Individual Prophets
189(41)
Spokesmen for God
189(5)
The Three Great Crises
194(1)
Order of the Prophets' Appearances
195(2)
Amos
197(3)
Hosea
200(1)
Isaiah
201(4)
Micah
205(1)
Zephaniah
206(1)
Nahum
207(1)
Habakkuk
208(1)
Jeremiah
209(5)
Obadiah
214(1)
Ezekiel
214(4)
``Second Isaiah''
218(3)
Haggai
221(1)
Zechariah
222(2)
``Third Isaiah''
224(1)
Joel
224(2)
Malachi
226(1)
Jonah
227(3)
The Writings (Kethuvim) Books of Poetry, Wisdom, Short Fiction, and Sacred History
230(44)
After the Exile: A Reinterpretation of Judah's Religious Mission
230(2)
Hebrew Poetry
232(3)
Psalms
235(6)
Wisdom Literature
241(2)
Proverbs
243(2)
Job
245(7)
Ecclesiastes
252(4)
Festival Scrolls
256(1)
Ruth
257(2)
Song of Songs
259(2)
Lamentations
261(1)
Esther
262(2)
Reinterpreting Israel's History for the Postexilic World
264(2)
1 Chronicles
266(1)
2 Chronicles
267(1)
Ezra
268(3)
Nehemiah
271(3)
Deuterocanonical, Apocalyptic, and Extracanonical Works
274(42)
The Covenant People in the Hellenistic World
274(5)
1 Maccabees
279(4)
2 Maccabees
283(2)
Apocalyptic Literature and the Book of Daniel
285(4)
Daniel
289(4)
Additions to Daniel
293(2)
Other Apocalyptic Works
295(1)
2 Esdras (4 Ezra)
295(3)
Pseudepigrapha
298(1)
1 Enoch (Ethiopic Book of Enoch)
298(1)
2 Enoch (Slavonic Book of Enoch)
299(1)
Sibylline Oracles
300(2)
Other Deuterocanonical Writings (Books of the Apocrypha)
302(1)
Tobit
302(1)
Judith
303(1)
Additions to Esther
304(1)
Baruch
305(1)
Ecclesiasticus
306(2)
The Wisdom of Solomon (Wisdom)
308(2)
Other Works of the Pseudepigrapha
310(1)
Letter of Aristeas
311(1)
Book of Jubilees
311(2)
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
313(1)
Books of Adam and Eve
314(2)
Between the Two Testaments Hellenistic Culture and the Growth of Multiple Judaisms
316(35)
Political Events
316(6)
Hellenistic Thoughts, Culture, and Religion
322(4)
Greco-Roman Religion
326(5)
The Mystery Religions
331(4)
The Diverse World of First-Century Judaisms
335(8)
The Messiah: First-Century Expectations
343(8)
PART TWO THE NEW TESTAMENT: The Christian-Greek Scriptures 349
The Books of the New Testament The Gospels
351(96)
Literary Categories in the New Testament
351(4)
The Synoptic Gospels
355(6)
Four Distinctive Portraits of Jesus
361(3)
Mark's Gospel
364(17)
Matthew's Gospel
381(17)
Luke's Gospel
398(15)
John's Gospel
413(16)
The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus
429(18)
A Christian History and the Pauline Letters
447(53)
The Book of Acts
447(12)
Paul and the Gentile Mission
459(11)
1 Thessalonians
470(2)
1 Corinthians
472(3)
2 Corinthians
475(3)
Galatians
478(3)
Romans
481(4)
Philippins
485(3)
Philemon
488(2)
The Disputed Pauline Letters
490(1)
2 Thessalonians
490(1)
Colossians
491(2)
Ephesians
493(2)
The Pastoral Letters
495(1)
1 Timothy
496(1)
2 Timothy
497(1)
Titus
498(2)
General Epistles and a Vision of End Time
500(23)
Hebrews and the Catholic (``General'') Epistles
500(1)
Hebrews
501(3)
James
504(2)
1 Peter
506(2)
Jude
508(1)
2 Peter
508(2)
1 John
510(1)
2 John
511(1)
3 John
511(1)
A Vision of End Time
512(1)
Revelation
512(11)
Beyond the Canon The Judeo-Christian Bible and Subsequent History
523(11)
Noncanonical Christian Writings
523(5)
The Evolution of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian-Greek Scriptures
528(6)
Glossary of Major Biblical Characters, Terms, and Concepts 534(60)
Selected Bibliography 594(6)
Credits 600(1)
Index 601


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